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Study: Smoking Can Cause DNA Damage Even Years After Quitting

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
New findings suggest that smoking can leave a mark in a person’s DNA that can stay there even after quitting the habit. This indicates that the effects of smoking can still linger even after one breaks the habit. The results of the study was recently included in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found out that smoking leaves its footprint on the hu

 

Tell-Tale Signs That You Are Unhealthy

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
People  strive to become healthy. After all, staying healthy and fit will allow you to enjoy life more. But for some, it may just be something they aspire for. Staying healthy takes effort by maintaining good eating habits and regular exercise. Some follow a lifestyle that leads then to an unhealthy route. What may be even worse for those who do so may not know if they are already experiencing the consequences. Bu

 

Babies Taking Antibiotics Have Higher Risk of Developing Food Allergies 

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Antibiotics have been quite important in trying to help eradicate some of the epidemic-causing diseases of the world.  They have been quite effective in treating a number of infections that has allowed to recover and survive what may have been fatal conditions in the past. But the use of antibiotics has also its downsides. Careless use of antibiotics has led to the increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms that a

 

Study: Zika Possibly Treatable With Existing Drugs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
The Zika virus has recently been in the spotlight since it became an epidemic in several parts of the world. With its ongoing threat especially when it affects pregnant women and newborns, scientists are now looking into possible treatments to keep the disease at bay. One of the approaches that researchers are taking is by looking into existing drugs that are already approved for use that may also be effective in t

 

Caffeine From Drinking Coffee Occasionally May Affect Blood Pressure Treatment

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
  For people who need to manage their blood pressure levels, avoidance of certain foods and medicines may be necessary. Coffee may be one of those. It has been known for some time now that caffeine, a main ingredient found in coffee, can have an effect on blood pressure levels. A new study has indicated that the effect on blood pressure may be dependent on how often a person consumes this popular drink. Resear

 

Standing More, Sitting Less Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
A recent study indicates that standing more rather than sitting may help reduce the risk of heart attacks and diabetes. Researchers from Arizona State University conducted a study that involved nine overweight adults. The researchers kept track of their blood sugar levels throughout their eight-hour work day. The participants eventually incorporated standing throughout the day, which led to a dramatic reduction in

 

Drug Compound Found in Magic Mushrooms May Aid In Treating Depression

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
A small study suggests that a drug compound found in a psychedelic “magic mushroom” may help in treating a type of depression that does not respond to other conventional treatments. A compound called psilocybin, which is found in psychedelic mushrooms, may be used to treat severe depression. The findings were published in the journal, The Lancet Psychiatry. A small study conducted by researchers from th

 

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Elevated blood pressure is a distinct sign on possible health conditions. Although some people may feel fine with high blood pressure, it can lead to very serious health consequences down the line if it is not managed well. There are ways you can lower your blood pressure to prevent and avoid other serious health conditions. Here are just some of them. Maintain a Healthy Weight Your body weight can have an effect o

 

Researchers Say Healthy Diet Can Protect Mind, Prevent Depression Onset

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Depression has become an increasing problem that affects more and more people today. This mental condition can have quite an effect to the sufferer as well as to those around him or her. But unfortunately, the treatments that are available do not provide an outright cure. The best weapon to use is to avoid its onset. While depression is still a very puzzling condition that even scientists today still do not fully u

 

Drinking Coffee Can Help Reduce Liver Damage Caused By Alcohol 

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
This is another one for the coffee lovers. A recent study suggests that drinking more coffee may be able to reduce the damage on the liver caused by drinking too much alcohol. The findings stem from a review of nine previously published studies where researchers from Southampton University in the UK analyzed data collected from more than 430,000 participants. The analysis indicated that drinking two additional cups

 

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